The "peaceful conquest" of Roman Britain

Everyone knows that the transition from Roman Britain to Anglo-Saxon England was a brutal time -- everyone but Dr Andrew Millard, from Durham University, whose new study in the Journal of Archaeological Science, shows a more peaceful process. (maps)

Anglo-Saxon cemetery results question violent invasion theory looks at evidence such as tooth enamel and grave goods from burials of the period to determine if deaths were caused by violence or starvation, and found not a violent upheaval, but a stready cultural shift where Anglo-Saxons filled the void left by the Romans.